Case study

Somia’s Story

Somia came to The ClementJames Centre after hearing that it provides support with writing CVs. The ClementJames employment team helped her with her CV, job applications and interview skills. She now works in her dream job as a Customer Service Adviser.

“I first came to The ClementJames Centre in 2014 after hearing that it provides support with CVs and also helps people to get volunteer work. I wanted to change my life for the sake of my children and be a good role model to them. I wanted to make something out of my life and I didn’t want to stay at home, crying and feeling stressed.

The team at ClementJames was very helpful from day one. When I first met my advisor I told him what I was looking for and he immediately understood what I wanted. I received help with my CV and cover letters, and the team also helped me to practise and improve my interview skills. They even supported me with brushing up on my maths skills for the tests in the interviews. Coming here really lifted my confidence.

When I had secured my first interview the team introduced me to another organisation called Smart Works who gave me a whole new outfit for the interview. Finally, I got my first job as a Sales and Marketing apprentice and after that my second and current job as a Customer Service Adviser at the council. I have my dream job now and I feel very happy. The ClementJames Centre has helped me a lot. This is where my career has started and if it was not for ClementJames I would never have been able to fulfil my dreams.”